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four lives lost. new details about a speeding car crashing into oncoming traffic. good afternoon.
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here's what people are still talking about today. four people being dead after a driver goes the wrong way on a divided highway and slams into someone unsuspecting. now as investigators figure out what led up to the crash, they released the name of the dead driver who was going the right way. andrea fujii live with more on this investigation. >> reporter: good afternoon, everyone. police say the fourth victim, a man from severna park was going the right way when he was hit head-on. it was 3:30 saturday morning when police say a car was going west in the eastbound lanes of route 50 in davidsonville striking a car going east. it was a head-on collision that ended in a fire. killed in the car going the right way was 55-year-old terry davis. in the other car were 18-year- old brianne that franco and zachary rose and 19-year-old brittany walker. norman walker tells wjz it was his granddaughter brittany who
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was behind the wheel of the car going the wrong way. >> i told her to be careful. she said she would. i don't know if alcohol is related or not. i just don't know. >> reporter: police haven't determined if she was the one behind the wheel or if alcohol played a role in the crash. >> i would just hold her and tell her i love her. >> reporter: mr. walker says his granddaughter told him she was going to a party with friends at about 11:00 and never came home. don, back to you. >> thank you very much. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a plane from here to crash just over the border in pennsylvania. it left fredericks airport yesterday morning and two hours later crashed near the airport in new york, pennsylvania. the pilot 56-year-old douglas helms of westminster is dead. it's the second fatal crash near the york airport in a little more than a month.
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a homicide investigation is under way in prince george's county after a man is pulled from a well. this weekend 53-year-old lennie harris' remains were recovered from a well behind an unoccupied home in fort washington. harris, a well known activist in northern virginia disappeared last september. so far the cause of death has not been released. the fight over same-sex marriage is about to begin in annapolis as now those on both sides of the issue start making their issues. we have more on a controversial legislative proposal. >> reporter: good afternoon to everybody at home. opponents of same-sex marriage will rally tonight in annapolis. a coalition of community and religious leaders will call on lawmakers to protect traditional marriage. governor martin o'malley is vowing to fight hard for marriage equality while urging everyone to choose their words carefully. this comes after first lady katie o'malley called several lawmakers cowards for failing to pass same-sex legislation
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last year. she has since issued an apology. a "washington post" poll released yesterday shows 50% ever marylanders support same- sex marriage with 44% opposed to it. a senate committee is scheduled to examine that bill tomorrow. it's less than 24 hours before voting begins in the florida primary. the new front runners are out making their final pushes in the sunshine state. daniel nottingham has the late foas wjz. >> reporter: -- latest for wjz. >> reporter: mitt romney wasted no time in attacking rival newt gingrich. he says florida voters paid attention to their debate. >> they learned for instance that he was paid $1.6 million to be a lobbyist for freddie mac and they said that's not what we want in the white house. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor need as win in florida after losing big to gingrich in south carolina. the latest polls shows romney has regained a double-digit lead but the former house
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speaker is not conceding anything. >> i think it's closing here in florida. i think the next 24 hours are going to make a big difference. >> reporter: gingrich came to florida last week with the momentum, but after two debates and millions of dollars in negative ads, he quickly lost his spot at the top of the polls. but gingrich keeps insisting he's the only candidate who can beat president obama. >> let me be clear. every time we nominate a moderate, we lose. >> reporter: gingrich has suggested he could be beat romney if fellow conservative rick santorum dropped out. but after spending time with his sick daughter over the weekend, the former pennsylvania senator is expected back on the campaign trail today. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> congressman ron paul is still in the race but is skipping the florida primary to focus on the next cause sus states. wet -- caucus states. we could not ask for a better monday and the last one of january at that. the sun is shining down. it's starting to erase what was
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a somewhat chilly morning. for more of course we go to marty bass in the outback. and meteorologist bernadette woods. good afternoon. good afternoon. if you haven't had a chance to enjoy it, make sure after this newscast you get out and soak up some of the sunshine. there's nothing going on in our area right now. not that far away there is a front. it is going to swing by today just with some clouds for us. that's about it. all that precipitation you see to the north is going to stay to the north of us but this warm front is going to do wonders for the already mild afternoon we're dealing with out there. for more that that, we send it out to marty. >> good afternoon, everybody. got a couple of graphics for you. one shows the warm front sitting just down to the south and west. this is a big boy. it's not going to affect just the mid-atlantic. there's a lot of folks who are going to get a quite pleasant late january, early february kick in the thermometers. this noon hour 53.
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memphis 59. it's 53 degrees on the eastern slopes of the rockies in denver. all that is coming your way. so how long is it going to last? what are the numbers really going to be? meteorologist bernadette woods with those details coming up shortly. now we throw it back inside. >> thank you very much. readers in southeastern baltimore city may have to look elsewhere for reading material, at least for a little while. the canton branch of the enoch pratt library is getting a major facelift and is temporarily closing its doors for as long as two years to do it. upgrades will include more computers, expanded handicap access and more space for neighborhood events. librarygoers can use the highland town and patterson park branches during the big renovation. wjz and the red cross teamed up this past weekend to save a lot of lives with a blood drive. we had a very good turnout on saturday with 179 units of blood being collected. it's all part of wjz's continuing community commitment. while our drive is over, the
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daily need for blood continues. if you're interested in finding out how to donate, you can get more information by going to still to come on wj does's eyewitness news at noon, a break in the case. what police found inside the home of a missing toddler up north. and police crack down on occupy members in oakland, california. the details are coming up. and it's definitely sunglasses weather outside on a very sunny day. stick around. your complete first warning forecast is still coming up. ,,,
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we've got a developing story to tell you about right now regarding the dentist aconfused of -- accused of using paper clips for doing root canals. some of the people he operated on later developed infections. the former massachusetts dentist is now living in crofton, used paper clips instead of stainless steel posts during root canals in order to save money. a florida highway, part of it remains closed this afternoon after several motorists died in a huge pileup on it over the weekend. police say a dozen cars and six tractor-trailers collided with
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each other on interstate 75 near gainesville after the drivers were all blinded by a thick mix of fog and smoke. ten people are dead. drivers say the smog appeared so quickly, they had no idea what to do. >> i rolled my window down and started hearing thuds and crashes and it was so thick, i couldn't even tell you where they were coming from. >> i figured if we would stay in the car, we would have been dead. i mean, you have cars coming in like 80 miles an hour just popping you like that i didn't know what to do. >> more than a dozen people are also injured. crews had cleared the roadway and opened it back up but shut it down again this morning due to returning poor visibility. new details about the disappearance after toddler up in maine. police say they found blood inside the home from where 20- month-old ayla disappeared. according to relatives, they are confirming the blood belonged to ayla and is was more blood than a small cut
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would produce. the girl's father reported her missing in december. a chaotic week on the west coast where occupy protests turned violent. >> police in oakland, california crack down on demonstrators after they allegedly began throwing pipes and bottles at police. riot police then responded with tear gas. the group is also accused of breaking into city buildings and vandalizing other property. more than a hundred people are under arrest. back here on the east coast, it's eviction day for occupy members in d.c. the national park service distributed flyers to demonstrators over the weekend at mcpherson square and freedom plaza warning them they only had until noon today to remove their tents. anyone who doesn't comply could be arrested. the ak vises have been -- the activists have been camped out at these two parks for four months now. your complete first warning forecast now just for and a half minutes away. but first, we're going to take a look at today's midday
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welcome back, everybody. the sun is out. a beautiful start to the day. it's hard to believe not just from the photos but from walking outside that this is the end of january. we did have a live snow showers move through last night. it was a quick mover. got out of here and behind it
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cooler air has been moving into maryland a. chilly start to the day. the winds are up out of the northwest. a seasonably cooler start. 40 degrees already in baltimore. so mid-40s to the south of us. still 30s in the mountains. what we're expecting is not only above average in the 40s but even warmer air to move our way as another warm front comes through. you can see it carved out. behind that there's warm air starting to brew. it is moving in our direction. here's how it looks from the satellite. we see a couple of showers far off to the north with that warm front. we're not expecting that. we're expecting clouds from it later today and tonight but then that warm front clears us and when it does, here comes the warmer air. we're going into the 60s tomorrow and wednesday. by wednesday afternoon, we do have more clouds coming in with the cold front part of this storm and a chance for a few showers but it's not a huge rain maker for us. on thursday a chance for a couple of showers. temperatures will start to come
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down. wait till you see some of the numbers. we're way above average. the forecast comes together like this. today is going to be the cooler of the next few days. we're going to 45 degrees for the high. high clouds coming in as we head through the afternoon and tonight. some of the high clouds passing through down to 30 degrees. tomorrow, though, sunshine returns. we're up to 62 degrees tomorrow afternoon. we're going to stay in the 60s on wednesday. absolutely incredible that this is the end of january. transferring into february. that's what we're talking about. >> i know. i know but i love to see the numbers. i want to see more. >> we'll see what we can do for you. still to come on wjz's eyewitness news at noon, researchers say your child may not be as safe as you think when another parent is behind the wheel. we'll explain in health watch. remember wjz13 is always on now. here are some of the stories we're following on our website this hour. constant updates for all the day's news and the first warning forecast, go to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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in today's health watch report, having a faulty body clock may increase your risk for type ii diabetes. people with a rare genetic mutation affects the body clock known as melatonin and are much more likely to develop it. when someone's sleep is disrupted for only a few days they tend to start developing the symptoms. most parents use booster
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seats for their children in their own car, but a new study finds 30% of them don't require them when their child is part of a car pool. doctors riding in the journal of pediatrics say it can be dangerous because adult seat belts simply do not work on small children. most state laws require children to use booster seats till they're 8 years old or more. overweight people are more likely to have back pain and spine problems. researchers in hong kong find obese people are at a higher risk of developing damage in their lumbar diives. sign -- disks. scientists say weight is only part of the reason why. they also say chronic inflammation from fat cells may play a role in disk degeneration. be sure to check in with eyewitness news at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. it's the final countdown to the florida primary less than 24 hours away. could this be the state that determines the republican nominee to challenge barack obama. more than a dozen girls from one school sickened with very strange symptoms. the latest on efforts to find out what's wrong with them.
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get warmer so for the numbers, here we go. >> reporter: let's go ahead and take a look at them. tomorrow we're going to 60 degrees. pretty much says it all. 60, 62. 63 to 65 maybe even on wednesday. now thursday we are going to see a drop into the mid, upper 50s. then 50 on friday. 47 degrees on saturday. saturday the end of the five- day, the first time we'll actually get back into the 40s but that's still at that time going to be 4 degrees above normal. there is a shot of getting some moisture in here wednesday and thursday but i'm telling you, the head lienls got to be -- headlines got to be those numbers. just wonderful. a great way toandz what was a very -- way to end what was a very benign january and start february. hopefully it's going to be just as calm and relaxed. we'll throw it back inside. >> i can't wait. >> we do have -- we were talking about -- marty and i were talking earlier we have groundhog day this week, whether you believe that or not. >> that is really scientific.
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>> yeah, very, very hard-core. >> don't miss the cbs prime time lineup on wjz. at 10:00 it is hawaii five-o and stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. sitting in the driver's set for a race has never been as comfortable as you're about to see. despite a little rain, the fourth annual international bed race kicked off in thailand on sunday. each team was made up of six members, five runners and one person sitting on the bed. all the beds were decorated. they raised about $17,000 for charity. and a good time was had by one. i imagine there was adult celebration afterwards. thank you for watching eyewitness news on wjz13,
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